James Madison Papers

To James Madison from John Coburn (Abstract), 5 April 1805

§ From John Coburn

5 April 1805, Mason County, Kentucky. “Desirous to place before the Chief Magistrate of the United States, the best means in my power, to enable him to determine the merit of my pretensions, I have been compelled to trouble you, in addition to the inclosed Letter from General S. Hopkins, with sundry others—One from Judge Wallace, one from Judge Innes and one from Coll. Isaac Shelby our former Governor.1 I take the liberty of enumerating those names, lest their Letters might have miscarried.”

RC and enclosure (DNA: RG 59, LAR, 1801–9, filed under “Coburn”). RC 1 p.; docketed by Jefferson. For enclosure, see n. 1.

1The enclosure was Samuel Hopkins to JM, 20 Mar. 1805. For the other letters referred to, see Caleb Wallace to JM, 22 Feb. 1805, Harry Innes to JM, 6 Mar. 1805, and Isaac Shelby to JM, 20 Mar. 1805 (Samuel Hopkins to JM, 20 Mar. 1805, n. 3).

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